Classical Music-Themed Cruises on the Danube River

December 2, 2008

New classical music river voyages from Munich (Passau) to Vienna, Budapest and Bratslava allow you to experience the sights and sounds of Europe aboard the five-star Peter Deilmann Cruises. In addition to hearing classical performances onboard, passengers enjoy excursions to concert performances ashore. Cruises start at $1,625 per person, double.

During your voyage, musicians will perform sonata repertoires and piano and harp music by French Impressionists Ravel, Debussy and Jolivet. Your onshore excursions will take you to live evening performances in some of Europe's most beautifual opera houses in Budapest and Vienna. You may also take behind-the-scenes tours of the opera houses.  

Sightseeing includes the cobblestone streets of Passau and the quaint 16th-century houses of Durnstein. Tours continue in Vienna to the Theatre of Vienna where the Magic Flute was first performed; Figaro House, Mozart’s home, where he wrote “The Marriage of Figaro;" and the Museum of Musical Instruments located in the Hofburg Palace, which consists of medieval and contemporary instruments, including an original piano from Ludwig van Beethoven. You will also visit the 13th-century Bratislava Castle and the magnificent Benedictine Monastery in Melk.

Additionally,  a summer cruise for the Baroque Festival, commemorating the 250th anniversary of the death of Georg Friederich Handel, will explore Great Britain, Ireland and Western Europe. Contact us for more information.

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